The codebar unconference is back! Now in its EIGTH year, uncodebar is our annual one-day conference that encourages the codebar community to come together, share knowledge, and strengthen the community that supports our workshops.
This year we are thrilled to announce that we will be back in person.
An unconference is a "loosely structured open space event emphasising the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants".
Instead, the event lives and dies by the participation of its attendees. You propose talks, workshops, and panels and decide what topics will be discussed. Then people convene in separate breakout sessions. In other words, an unconference has no agenda until the morning when participants create it.
See what people said in previous years:
whenever i worry i'm losing my "active kindness" habit i try to go to a codebar to recharge it #uncodebar pic.twitter.com/GPsJG4EmtI— jayebird 🐙🏳️🌈 (@dinosaurenby) September 15, 2019
Having lots of fun @TwitterUK for #uncodebar5 with @codebar. So lovely chilling with fellow @CodebarBrighton students and coach too 🥰 pic.twitter.com/cQ61wj2IPV— Bea ✨ (@shiiinobee) September 14, 2019
I think #uncodebar changed my life a lil bit. pic.twitter.com/SqY35RqJpC— 🌻 (@jokosanyang) September 14, 2019
Best kind of #uncodebar unconference session: Failure Swap Shop 🙈🙉😸 Good to normalise our mistakes and failures 💛 #uncodebar5 pic.twitter.com/qwR1vr58T9— Kara de la Marck (@KaraMarck) September 14, 2019
This is an opportunity for anyone to propose and run a session on the day - in the supportive environment that codebar is known for.
We're counting on people attending to make some amazing sessions happen. Of course, not absolutely everyone needs to prepare something but we encourage all levels to think about the topics/sessions they are interested in. We welcome sessions from seasoned and first-time speakers, there is no better setting to practice that talk you had in mind for a while.
This is a 100% participant-driven event: we're only going to suggest time slots and spaces, and in the morning, you'll pitch sessions and snag slots on the schedule.
As this is an unconference, you can decide what type of session you want to run: workshops, talks, discussions, etc are all welcome. Topics can include anything related to web development, software development, game development, learning, mentoring, community, and many more. This event is what you make of it -- the organisers will be present to make sure you're engaged and entertained.
If you have an idea for a session but need help developing it please drop us an email [email protected], we'd love to help you develop your idea.
All attendees are encouraged to join the #uncodebar channel in our Slack to discuss potential sessions and session ideas. We will also be using the channel to ask you questions and post updates prior to the event and on the day.
If your company is interested in sponsoring this event please drop us an email [email protected]
This event is not open for RSVP yet.
The Pancras Road entrance (by the YouTube sign) will not be open for uncodebar, so only use the Pancras Square entrance.
Fully wheelchair accessible.
There is step free access to the venue from both entrances to the building (Pancras Square and Pancras Road).
10:00 - 10:30 ✍️ Arrivals, registration and breakfast
10:30 - 11:00 📈 Welcome talk and session pitches
11:00 - 11:45 ⏳ 1st round of sessions
11:45 - 12:30 ⏳ 2nd round of sessions
12:30 - 13:30 🍝 Lunch
13:30 - 13:45 🏢 Sponsor chats
13:45 - 14:30 ⏳ 3rd round of sessions
14:30 - 15:15 ⏳ 4th round of sessions
15:15 - 16:00 ⏳ 5th round of sessions
16:00 - 16:30 ☕️ Break
16:30 - 17:15 ⚡️ Lightning talks
17:15 📈 Closing remarks
17:30 onwards 🍹 Pub for refreshments